County Executive Statement – County Chairman

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County Executive Statement – County Chairman

Welcome to our 2019 Solihull Scouts Annual General Meeting. 

I hope that you have had a wonderful year.

My first twelve months in post as Chair has gone so quickly but not without things that we in Solihull should be incredibly proud of. In Shirley’s report, she has mentioned about the amazing things that our young members and leaders have achieved and from a County perspective, I want to thank EVERYONE that is involved in helping to make scouting such an attractive thing for our young people to do.

At a County level, we have had a busy year.

  • We have introduced a subsidy for Online Scout Manager to any group section in the county therefore helping them to meet their GDPR obligation, and to help in program planning.
  • A team have redesigned the County Website ( to reflect a new modern design that adapts to the increase use of mobile and tablet access. It now is the engine for the Nights away Notification, training provisions, as well as a central point for news and information.
  • The county HQ in Hobs Moat has had an AV system installed to aid in training events.

None of this would have been possible without the support of the executive team and it has been a privilege to have been involved over the past 12 months. For what you have done – thank you.

My final thanks goes to Bob Lane – Bob has been County Secretary now for several years and has taken the decision this year to stand down. Bob has kept us organized, kept us focused and has really assisted in how the executive functions. Thanks Bob.

Chair, Solihull Scouts